Scams

Report a scam

You can report a problem with a trader or product to Trading Standards by contacting the national consumer helpline.

Report a scam

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We are working in partnership with Community Wardens and Citizens Advice to warn residents about scams and to support and advise those that have been targeted.

What is a scam?

Scams are schemes to con people out of their money. Even though different scams exploit different vulnerabilities in people they all have the same objective – to get people to part with their money.

Other names for scam include fraud, hoax, con, swindle or cheat. You can receive a scam via post, phone, email, the internet or adverts.

You are 20 times more likely to be robbed at your computer screen than robbed in the street!

We all need to do more to protect ourselves against online criminals because everyone is at risk.

How to deal with scams

Friends Against Scams

Friends Against Scams is a national initiative that aims to protect people from becoming victims of scams and empowers communities to take a stand against scams.

Sign up to become a Friends Against Scams member